Each petal on the Prairie Mimosa seed pod is a tiny bean pod containing 3-4 seeds.
A young Sharp-shinned Hawk
The young hawk was a prize where you never stop taking shots. It sat on a fallen tree close to the forest floor. It was still maybe waiting for a parent to deliver a morsel while it amused itself watching mice and voles on the ground around it . I shot a dozen pictures quickly and moved on trying not to disturb this baby too much. It held it's ground as the parent sat high in the treetops watching over the baby and hoping for new prey.